Panchkula violence: Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s CA arrested in Sirsa
Police claimed that Arora, along with Gurmeet Ram Rahim’s “adopted daughter” Honeypreet, was present in a controversial meeting inside the dera on August 17, where the conspiracy was hatched to spread violence in Panchkula, if case of conviction of Ram Rahim.Updated: Oct 20, 2017 09:38 IST
The police on Tuesday made another big catch in connection with the Panchkula violence on August 25, by arresting CP Arora, the chartered accountant (CA) of jailed Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim.
Arora was nabbed near Sirsa where he lives and has been booked on charges of conspiracy and rioting.
Police claimed that Arora, along with the dera chief’s “adopted daughter” Honeypreet, was present in a controversial meeting inside the dera on August 17, where the conspiracy was hatched to spread violence in Panchkula, if case of conviction of Ram Rahim.
RAM RAHIM’S CONFIDANTE
Arora is also a close confident of the self-styled gsodman who had made him the chief executive officers (CEO) of MSG All Trading International Pvt Ltd, which dealt with trading of different products sold by the dera, besides promotion of Ram Rahim’s movies.
Sources said Arora was also involved in converting the dera’s black money into white. Therefore, his testimony will be important for the police as well as the enforcement directorate, which is already probing the alleged money laundering and foreign exchange violation by the dera.
CLOSE TO ADITYA INSAN TOO
Police said Arora was also close to dera spokesperson Aditya Insan, who has been charged for sedition and instigating the dera followers before the August 25 violence in Panchkula. Aditya Insan is currently on the run.
The cops suspect that Arora knows about Aditya ‘s whereabouts and they can get a lot of information about the business dealings of the dera during his interrogation.
Police commissioner AS chawla said the accused was produced in a local court, which sent him to six-day police remand. “We hope to further unfold the mystery on the dera’s involvement in inciting violence in Panchkula on August 25.”
A total of 42 people were killed in the violence and the subsequent police firing after the conviction of the dera chief. As many as 36 of them died in Panchkula, the epicentre of violence, while six others were killed in Sirsa.
First Published: Oct 18, 2017 12:17 IST